Drought declared

A state of drought has officially been declared in parts of Yorkshire.

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Drought declared across Yorkshire

Drought map
Drought map Credit: Environment Agency

Parts of Yorkshire are now officially in drought.

The drought status applies to areas around the River Don, the River Rother, the River Hull, and the River Derwent.

There shouldn't be an impact on the public water supply but there are concerns about the effect on the environment.

The announcement comes after several months of below average rainfall.

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